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34 minutes ago, Olivier Parent said:

 

Allan, I have to disagree with you on this particular point.

You could say the same for any technological progress that had eased the taking of pictures, like Autofocus for example.

Digital cameras have been an opportunity for photographers, allowing them to get better images, to see the results on location, to experiment all sorts of things at no cost… 

Digital cameras never forced their users to sell their images for peanuts… 

When I get a low fee for one of my images, I do not blame the camera… I blame:

• contributors to microstock who have been doing all they could to fuel this insane race to the bottom (and sometimes do not hesitate to complain here about the situation, which I find pathetic)

• me of course, for not producing images worthy of better income (better, less generic photographs, or more in line with demand…)

I will not argue on the subject, I have already done it several times on this forum and elsewhere and obviously, everyone sees noon at his doorstep so, JMO also ;).

 

Yes, it seems to be a traceable thread of sorts:

 

digital technology ---> increased ease of production ----> huge rise in supply of images ---> birth of RF ----> rush to microstock ---> saturated markets ---> declining prices overall ---> starvation (I was hesitant to add this one).

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53 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

Yes, it seems to be a traceable thread of sorts:

 

digital technology ---> increased ease of production ----> huge rise in supply of images ---> birth of RF ----> rush to microstock ---> saturated markets ---> declining prices overall ---> starvation (I was hesitant to add this one).

 

I've made zero sales this month...

...but on the upside, I need to lose weight. 😆

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25 minutes ago, Steve F said:

 

I've made zero sales this month...

...but on the upside, I need to lose weight. 😆

 

Sorry to hear that. I'm not doing much better (2). Come to think of it, I need to drop a few pandemic pounds myself. 🍷

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On 12/04/2021 at 13:31, Steve F said:

 

I've made zero sales this month...

...but on the upside, I need to lose weight. 😆

Goose egg territory for me, also. And very few zooms.

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13 days into the month and even with over 17,000 images here I've had only 1 sale, netting a little over a dollar ☹️ 

Sure hope the second half of the month goes better, but seeing the trends reported here has really taken the wind out of my sails.

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Forget yesteryear, I'm nostalgic for sales of last month. 😁

 

P.S. Only two small ones as mid-April looms, but that happened in March as well, which turned out to be a good month.

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11 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

Goose egg territory for me, also. And very few zooms.

 

Betty. I have a confession to make....

 

...I sold my first picture of the month yesterday. But a distro bulk discount to a Turkish newspaper. So nothing to write home about!

My zooms have been really good though. Hoping for a sales surge later in the year... 🤞

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